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W2W4: Patriots' key areas vs. Ravens

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs on Saturday (4:35 p.m., NBC) and here are some of the key areas for them:

Will pass protection hold up? A rather obvious storyline, as the Ravens’ strength on defense is their front, while the Patriots’ overall pass protection has been shaky at times this season to contribute to some offensive struggles. The Patriots will have their best offensive line healthy and ready to go in left tackle Nate Solder, left guard Dan Connolly, center Bryan Stork, right guard Ryan Wendell and right tackle Sebastian Vollmer. more